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By Courtney Green
Special to Greene Publishing, Inc.
Roy Scott, a former Air Force man, is the commander of the American Legion Post 131.
Scott served in the United States Air Force during the years of 1966 to 1970. He fought in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. During his tenure in the Air Force, he was an air liasion in the marines and military.
The American Legion is a patriotic organization for veterans of foreign wars. Their basic mission is to support the motto God and country.
“I felt American Legion provided an opportunity to support veterans and the country as a whole,” explained Scott, who has been commander of Post 131 for five years.
Scott says the organization is an outlet for him to be involved in his community.
“I looked at other organizations,” said Scott, “I knew American Legion was the organization for me.”
Post 131 of the American Legion is located in Greenville. The post has 30 members and is one of five legions in the area.
The post was established shortly after World War II.
“There was a patriotic furor at the time,” said Scott, “A lot of patriotic organizations were being formed.”
The legion provides service to the Greenville community such as, supporting local schools and helping homeless veterans.
Recently, the members of Post 131 presented a new American flag to an elementary school to replace their tattered flag.
They also honor deceased veterans on holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veteran’s Day.
In addition, the post assists homeless veterans. They provide them temporary places to stay and feed them.
“We support veterans,” said Scott.
American Legion Post 131 is located at 133 SW Broad Ave.